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257 wheeled Australian Light Armoured Vehicle
(ASLAV) to the Army Between 1990 and 2004. The
vehicle is a version of the US Marine Corps’ LAV-25,
assembled in South Australia by General Dynamics
Land Systems Australia and has proven a great
success both at home and in the Middle East.
GDLS-A also designed and manufactured the
turret for ASLAV and has enjoyed export success
for this product. The company received a five-year
$44.8 million contract in May for Through Life
Support of the ASLAV and Abrams M1A1 tanks and
M88A2 Heavy Recovery Vehicles.
Thales Australia was awarded a contract to
produce an additional nine ASLAV Crew Procedure
Trainers (CPT) for delivery during 2013, as follow-
on to nine which were delivered in 2006 under Land
112. Thales will build the CPTs, which are housed in
ISO shipping containers, at its Rydalmere facility in
New South Wales.
In June last year, Defence granted Second Pass
Approval to Phase 4 of the Land 112 programme,
to up-armour the ASLAV commencing in 2012.
Although a contract has not been let, the work will
enhance the mine and ballistic protection qualities
and possibly add a defensive aid suite and some
form of signature management.
In what has ultimately become a great success
story for Australian Industry, Thales Australia’s
Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle continues
to earn accolades from its users.
Bushmaster is a wheeled PMV, capable of
w ithstanding mine and Improvised Explosive
Device explosions. It has been used extensively in
Iraq and Afghanistan by both the Australian Army
and RAAF Air Defence Guards. Despite a number
of vehicles struck by IEDs all crew and passengers
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